But the fruits of this economy painted in such glowing Conservative terms are not being shared with young Canadians.
More opportunity for foreign youth than Canadian youth - and at lower wages than are accepted for Canadians?
Less funding for programming for Canadian youth?
Changes to voting rules that make it harder for youth and various groups of marginalized Canadians to vote?
The Harper clever think of they're clever. Too clever for their own good, I'd say.
A prime ministerial candidate who can motivate young voters next year will have a powerful voting bloc - and an obligation to ensure that if they vote, they work.
Which is an obligation no government can make and keep, unless they want to hire everyone, which in itself is unsustainable.
There are, of course, other ways forward. It may just be that our political system isn't capable of realizing them.
I end by quoting words I was asked to bring forward by a group of young, frustrated, emboldened youth: